phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Home | Search the website Search | Discussion Forum Home|

To play dead // playing dead

Posted by Rube on May 21, 2004

In Reply to: To play dead // playing dead posted by Milky on May 21, 2004

: The meaning and sense is clear - I would just like to find the origin - I know Björk has a song called "Play Dead" did she come up with it? or is it a much older saying? - Thanks for any help!

Many animals, reptiles and insects, including the hog-nosed snake and the common squirrel, will 'play dead' when harassed by an attacker